Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 224




Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly.  And he said:

“I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
And He answered me.

“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And You heard my voice.

-Jonah 2:1-2




Lord Jesus,

Hear Pastor Robert's cry from the depths of his grief. Let him know that You are grieving with him. 

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen 



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 223




Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

-Romans 12:15




Lord Jesus,

Please show Pastor Robert that he is not alone. As he has gone through his time of grief, the church has mourned alongside him. As he weeps, so do the children of God.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 222





To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:



           A time to be born,
               And a time to die;
           A time to plant,
               And a time to pluck what is planted;
           A time to kill,
               And a time to heal;
           A time to break down,
               And a time to build up;
           A time to weep,
               And a time to laugh;
           A time to mourn,
               And a time to dance;





Lord Jesus,

Please help Pastor Robert through this season of his life. Bring him through the winter of his grief, and out to the spring of new promises in You.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen





Sunday, July 28, 2013

Day 221




I call to remembrance my song in the night;
I meditate within my heart,
And my spirit makes diligent search.
-Psalm 77:6




Lord Jesus,

Please give Pastor Robert hope. As he meditates in his heart and calls out to You, please answer him. Your answers are the only ones that really matter.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen







Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 220




Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead-
Philippians 3:13




Lord Jesus,

Please give Pastor Robert a hunger for the things which lie ahead of him, the wonderful things You have planned for his future.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 219




In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; My hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; My soul refused to be comforted.
Psalm 77:2





Lord Jesus,

I lift up Pastor Robert to You. I ask You to comfort him. Let all the prayers of the saints that have gone up to Your throne on his behalf be wrapped around him in wreaths of love.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen




Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 218




The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
But the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

-Ecclesiastes 7:4




Lord Jesus,

You are faithful. You hold Pastor Robert's life, all our lives, in Your hands. Be by Pastor Robert's side as he spends his days in the house of mourning. Be by his side as he walks along the unexpected path You have led him to.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen




Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day 217




-I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.
Ezekiel 34:26b






Lord Jesus,

Please send Your showers of blessings upon Pastor Robert. May the rain of Your blessings refresh his soul.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 216




-and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Galatians 2:20b




Lord Jesus,

May Pastor Robert hear Your voice above all the voices in his life. May he continue to live by faith in You, and remember always that You love him beyond anything he could comprehend.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 215




Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5







Lord Jesus,

My prayer is for Pastor Robert, his children, and their family. Help them through their loss, moment by moment. Bring them closer to You, closer to the joy that nothing can steal from them.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Sunday, July 21, 2013

Day 214




Then I heard a voice from heaven
 saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead
 who die in the Lord from now on.’”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest
 from their labors, and their works follow them.”

-Revelation 14:13



Lord Jesus,

Death of a believer looks very different to You than it does to us. We are grieving, while You witness a rejoicing in Heaven that we can only imagine. 

Thank you, Lord, that Lisa will never suffer again. Thank you that she is enjoying the rewards of her labors, but there is still suffering on this side of Heaven. 

I lift up Pastor Robert to You, and ask You to give him peace in his spirit. Help him to wait for the day when he will be with Lisa again; when he will be with You. And Lord, give us all the strength to lay down everything and everyone in our lives to You.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen




Saturday, July 20, 2013

Day 213




Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who delights greatly in His commandments.

   -Psalm 112:1



Lord Jesus,

I lift up Pastor Robert, and all those who follow You faithfully in the middle of their heartbreak. Please shower them with Your blessings and mercy. I pray their rewards will be great.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen







Friday, July 19, 2013

Day 212





I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick;
- Ezekiel 34:16a









Lord Jesus,

You are the healer of hearts, the binder of brokenness, and the soother of suffering. I ask You to touch Pastor Robert's life in Your love and mercy.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen






Thursday, July 18, 2013

Day 211




And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
- Colossians 1:17







Lord Jesus,

I pray that Pastor Robert, and all of us, keep You first in our lives. I pray that through our relationship with You, we have a love that is sustained through everything that happens in our lives.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen




Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 210




For by You I can run against a troop;
By my God I can leap over a wall.


-2 Samuel 22:30




Lord Jesus,

Please fill Pastor Robert, his children, and the family of believers at Calvary Tucson, with the knowledge that You are able to empower Your people to overcome anything.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen






Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 209





You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.

-Psalm 40:17b




Lord Jesus,

I pray You meet Pastor Robert where he is. Please do not delay Your help. Deliver his heart. Let him hold fast to You.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 208




Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!"
-Matthew 8:25




Lord Jesus,

We are able to endure more than we know. When it feels like we can't go on, You call us to walk another step on the path of our lives, one step at a time. 

Please lead Pastor Robert along the path You have laid for his life, step by step, commanding the storms of his heart to be at peace. Give him great faith to get him through.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen





Sunday, July 14, 2013

Day 207




He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

-Romans 4:20-21


Lord Jesus,

I lift up Pastor Robert, his children, and the people of Calvary Chapel Tucson. Keep them strong, unwavering in their faith in Your promises, and giving glory to You, Lord. 
Help us all to remember that just knowing You are able to fulfill Your promises is enough, even if we can't see the way to their fulfillment. 

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen




Saturday, July 13, 2013

Day 206




His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted with honor.
-Psalm 112:9b





Lord Jesus,

Pastor Robert is one of Your righteous people. May he endure to the end, and may You exalt him and give him honor. May he always be Your servant, and may You find him faithful.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Friday, July 12, 2013

Day 205




When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.
-Micah 7:8b







Lord Jesus,

My prayer for Pastor Robert today is that You would come fill his heart and soul with Your light. Make him whole through Your healing hand.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Day 204




Even to your old age, I am He,
And even to gray hairs I will carry you!
I have made, and I will bear;
Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
-Isaiah 46:4


Lord Jesus,

I pray You remain with Pastor Robert all his days on this earth, and that You will carry him through the years, caring for him and ministering to him.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Day 203




Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
-Ephesians 6:13





Lord Jesus,

Give Pastor Robert the power to stand in the face of his suffering. Help him to equip the church with Your armor, so that we can all stand together.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen




Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Day 202





In my distress I cried to the Lord, And He heard me.
-Psalm 120:1









Lord Jesus,

Please hear Pastor Robert as he calls to You, and please show him that You hear.

Thank you for allowing Your people to come to You when we are troubled. Thank you for listening to us, Lord. I pray You remind each of us to always go to You first.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen




Monday, July 8, 2013

Day 201




For the Lord will not forsake His people, for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you his people.
1 Samuel 12:22



Lord Jesus,

You will never abandon Pastor Robert. You will never abandon Your people. Thank you for making us Your very own. 
Please show Pastor Robert that he is Yours. Let him feel Your presence in his life.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen



Sunday, July 7, 2013

Day 200




pray without ceasing...
-1 Thessalonians 5:17


Lord Jesus,

Lead Pastor Robert to Your heart. Lead Your people to pray for him without ceasing.

I ask this in Your name, Jesus,
Amen